Benjamin Erastus Rich

Brief Life History of Benjamin Erastus

When Benjamin Erastus Rich was born on 7 November 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Charles Coulson Rich, was 46 and his mother, Sarah DeArmon Pea, was 41. He married Diana Farr on 27 December 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1910 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1910. He died on 13 September 1913, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin Erastus Rich
Diana Farr
Marriage: 27 December 1877
Benjamin Leroy Rich
Lorin Farr Rich
Frederick L Rich
Homer Erastus Rich
Ida Rich
Don O'Neill Rich
Andrea Rich
Frank Cannon Rich

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  • Benjamin E Ri*, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ben E Rich, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1908-1949"
  • Ben E Rich, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

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Name Meaning

English: nickname for a wealthy man (or perhaps in some cases an ironic nickname for a pauper), from Middle English, Old French riche ‘rich, wealthy’, a word of ancient Germanic origin, akin to ancient Germanic rīc ‘power(ful)’.

English: from the Middle English personal name Rich, a pet form of any of the post-Conquest names beginning in Rich-, such as Richer and especially Richard . Compare Rick .

English: either a topographic name from Middle English riche(Old English ric) ‘stream’, signifying one who lived beside a stream, as at Glynde Reach (Sussex), or perhaps a habitational name from the (now lost) village of Riche (Lincolnshire).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Chronology from Benjamin Erastus Rich & Diana Farr Rich A Brief History by Nedra Watkins Reese (summarized by Janet Nielson Zobell)

Chronology from Benjamin Erastus Rich & Diana Farr Rich A Brief History by Nedra Watkins Reese (summarized by Janet Nielson Zobell) Chapter 1: Important Dates in Ben's Early Life November 7, 1855 …

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